• making a solid facial serum
    Face,  Intermediate

    This DIY solid serum has a Heart of Glow

    The new must-have product in your beauty routine Just like you, your skin deserves the best! It’s important to choose appropriate products that care for and enhance your complexion, so your face glows as much as you do inside. That’s why we recommend trying out our new solid serum recipe to let your complexion know that you’ve got a Heart of Glow.  In making a solid serum, hardness is the first factor to master. It can’t be too hard or it will be impossible to apply, but if it’s too soft it will feel like play-dough. You’ve got to find the right balance. A serum has other very important properties…

  • how to make eyeliner
    Beginner,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Go glitz or go home with Heavy Hitter Glitter

    This homemade glitter eyeliner packs a punch! Who doesn’t love glitter? From Pride to Carnival, from glitzy New Years’ soirées to glam rock, from make-up for your wee Halloween princess to the concert look that’s sure to turn heads… You can sparkle no matter what your age! That’s why we decided to add some glitz to our DIY make-up kit with Heavy Hitter Glitter, a homemade glitter gel eyeliner.  You’ll soon note that we played around A LOT with colours in making this glitter eyeliner. We provide formulas for no fewer than 13 different shades, of various colours and intensities! Our sincere apologies to anyone who’s a little superstitious, but…

  • how to make liquid foundation
    Advanced,  Face,  Make-up

    No Touch-Ups with this DIY liquid foundation—guaranteed!

    A homemade foundation as bright and natural as you! Greetings dear Coco Community! Today, we are very pleased to introduce you to our DIY liquid foundation, called No Touch-Ups! This homemade foundation gives you lovely bright skin and lasts all day, so you won’t have to escape for—you guessed it—touch-ups! Its medium coverage yields a natural look while evening your skin tone and softening imperfections. It’s a true winning combo! There are two essential parts to a liquid foundation: first, a light and fluid emulsion so that the product is light on your skin, glides on smoothly and evenly, and is kind to your face. Second, the powder blend yields…

  • making face cream
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Radian-C: The face cream recipe that will leave you looking radiant!

    Vitamin C: The secret ingredient for a healthy glow Did you know? Vitamin C is not just important in our diet, it’s also vital for our skin! A very useful antioxidant, vitamin C evens and brightens your complexion. That’s why we decided to use it to create Radian-C, our DIY face cream that turns dull skin positively… radiant! While vitamin C is the star ingredient in this face cream recipe, a host of other ingredients play crucial supporting roles. With its lovely orange hue, sea buckthorn oil brightens your complexion. So does rose geranium essential oil, which acts as a toner, too. To top it off, we’ve included revitalizing vitamin…

  • How to use emulsifiers
    Body cream,  Facial cream,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    What are emulsifiers and how do you use them?

    Introduction Emulsifiers are very important ingredients in DIY care products. But it’s not always easy to understand what you use them for, how they work, and what result they’ll yield. That’s why we decided to devote a full article to them to let you in on all their secrets!  What is an emulsifier?  An emulsifier is a molecule in the surfactant family. Surfactants include a large number of molecules with detergent, foaming, or emulsifying properties—that last one is what we’re interested in here—and are important ingredients in cleansing products and creams. Surfactants are made up of two parts: A hydrophilic head (which is attracted to water).  A lipophilic tail (which…